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  1. When a document is locked (being edited by you or someone else) it would be helpful to know the machine name that where the file is opened.

    Someone else has workbook locked

    Unfortunately, the workbook needs to be closed or checked in before you can edit it. If everyone uses Excel Online, you can work on it at the same time.

    (I know there are opened ideas to show the user who has it opened; however, it would also be great to show the machine name that has it opened as currently, it states that I am editing the file and I don't know what machine it is opened from.)

    3 votes
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  2. My suggestion is not to ask for an annual subscription renewal every 3 months. Or don't call it an annual subscription.

    My suggestion is not to ask for an annual subscription renewal every 3 months. Or don't call it an annual subscription.

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  3. 2 votes
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  4. Could not open the link sent to me

    I do not need to open and work on this file but need to download to my computer but there was not any option for save or download this file

    1 vote
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Easy access to often used documents

    I work for a big world wide company that recently switched from Google to Microsoft 365.
    -Once they share a document with us, Delve let us mark the documents as "favorite" for easy access. One drive does not have the options and other apps neither.

    -I marked a few documents as favorite in Delve but then when I look for it is nor there! It seems it just show the last four documents I have worked with. Then I have to type the file name, it appears and it shows I marked it already as my favorite but it doe…

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  7. Full Screen mode should actually be full screen (just like a PowerPoint presentation is)

    In Excel I can build beautiful, dynamic charts, but I have to output these into PowerPoint for presentations. If Excel could actually be Full Screen (i.e. covering the menu bar at the bottom and not displaying the file name at the top), it would enable Excel to be used as a dynamic presentation tool by itself.

    2 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Disable download option

    It is possible to open an embed xls file, by clicking button 1 or 2 in the attached file, in Office Online. Once in Office Online there is an option for downloading the file for any user or even if not logged in (button 3 of the other attached file). However, that option should not be available unless the user sets that permission.

    2 votes
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  10. Session timeout needs to be eliminated. Google sheets does not have this issue.

    My company recently switched from Google Sheets to Excel online. Expiring sessions are very annoying. It creates delays in entering data (waiting for a re-load), extra clicks, and sometimes my data has been lost altogether. If the page is open, it should be active.

    6 votes
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  11. it should be better if we can do the UNDO option even if you are working on a shared file because as this is a very big issue.

    it should be better if we can do the UNDO option even if you are working on a shared file because as this is a very big issue.

    3 votes
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  12. THERE MUST BE SOLVER AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE VERSION AS WELL

    THE SOLVER IN DATA TAB MUST BE AVAILABLE IN ONLINE VERSION OF EXCEL THAT CAN HELP STUDENTS AND BUSINESS USING EXCEL 365 IN THEIR DAILY LIFE VIA IPAD/TABLET EVEN IF THEY ARE TRAVELING

    4 votes
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  13. Last refreshed Time/Date stamp to be included for Pivot Table and other tables

    Having a "Last Refreshed" time and date stamp will allow users to know if a worksheet pivot table or a table has been refreshed modified.

    This bit of functionality will improved accurate reporting presentation.

    1 vote
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  14. Update Excel Spreadsheet in One Drive when new form response is received

    It's a nice feature to be able to see form responses in Excel, but it always forces a download of the Excel spreadsheet, when I would prefer to view my form responses in Excel online. I've re-uploaded to spreadsheet of responses to One Drive, but it's not dynamically connect to the form so it doesn't update. I would also like to receive an email when someone responds to the form. All of these features, I note, have been available on Google Forms for years...

    2 votes
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  15. Using. Pencils for tablets

    Use of pencils for tablets for easy writing

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  16. When a document is locked by another user show who is editing the file and add ability to be able to kick them out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When a document is locked by another user show who is editing the file and add ability to be able to kick them out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. 3 votes
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  18. Saving work

    when you click don't save a document, there should be a secondary warning saying are you sure, this would save a lot of people a lot of unnecessary work re-doing stuff they actually meant to save!

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  19. Create a Chrome OS version of MS Office

    Create a Chrome OS version of MS Office

    1 vote
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  20. Need detailed report with edited cells and data in online shared workbook facility.

    once after I shared an excel for all Microsoft users in our company I cannot see/track which users changed which cells and which data were changed. Better if I can track every data after change by someone (user,logged time,end time, duration, cells viewed. and older data and new data changed) these permissions should be granted only to owner who shared this document.

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